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Hughes to Showcase Latest Innovations in Broadband Technology & Services at Satellite 2017 Conference


Launch date for next generation of HughesNet services to be announced

Germantown, Md.— At the SATELLITE 2017 Conference, March 6-9 in Washington, DC, Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), an EchoStar company (NASDAQ: SATS) and the global leader in broadband satellite technology and services will showcase numerous innovations, from advanced features of its JUPITER™ System to new capabilities of HughesNet®, America’s number one choice for high-speed satellite Internet service.

  • JUPITER™, the world’s most widely deployed (HTS) high-throughput satellite system, is now available with the advanced DVB-S2X air interface standard—the first operational VSAT platform with this competitive edge functionality for maximum throughput and efficiency.
  • A new multi-band (Ku and Ka) aeronautical system will be introduced, building on the success of in-flight broadband services powered by Hughes technology globally.
  • New satellite backhaul solutions for cost-effective expansion of 4G/LTE cellular network services, as well as the latest HTS solutions for government and business.

“We’ve earned a trusted leadership position by consistently delivering innovations that have shaped and transformed the industry,” said Pradman Kaul, president of Hughes. “This annual event gives us the choice opportunity to present our latest contributions in both technology and services, and we extend a hearty welcome to all from around the globe to engage with us while at the show.”

A number of Hughes executives will give presentations throughout the conference, including Pradman Kaul in a roundtable session on “Global Satellite Operator CEOs Spearheading the Connected World, on Tuesday, March 7 at 4:15 p.m. Hughes is also hosting a press/analyst luncheon featuring several significant announcements on Tuesday, March 7 at 11:15 a.m. in room 204A in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. 

About Hughes Network Systems

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the global leader in broadband satellite technology and services for home and office. Its flagship high-speed satellite Internet service is HughesNet®, the world’s largest satellite network with over 1 million residential and business customers across North America and Brazil. For large enterprises and governments, the company’s HughesON® managed network services provide complete connectivity solutions employing an optimized mix of satellite and terrestrial technologies. The JUPITER™ System is the world’s most widely deployed High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) platform by leading service providers operating on more than 20 satellites, delivering enterprise, mobility and cellular backhaul applications. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 5.5 million satellite systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations. For additional information about Hughes, please visit and follow @HughesConnects on Twitter.

About EchoStar

EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. For more information, visit Follow @EchoStar on Twitter.